Keeping a balance is always beneficial to ensure that your dog receives the full complement of nutrients so vary the food fed with the homemade diet. We have reviewed the more popular commercial plant-based brands currently available in the UK so you can see exactly what is in each one and where to purchase.

 

benevo vegan dog foodBenevo Adult Organic Wheat Free Ingredients

Composition:
Organic Soya Beans, Organic White Rice, Organic Barley, Organic Oats, Organic Sunflower Oil, Brewer’s Yeast, Beet Pulp, Vitamins and Minerals, Fructo-oligosaccharides (prebiotic FOS; min 0.1%), Yucca Schidigera Extract (min. 0.05%)
Analytical Constituents:
Protein 20%, Fat Content 12%, Fibre 4%, Ash 3.5%, Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), Linolenic (Omega 3) 0.46%, Moisture 8%, Calcium 0.29%, Phosphorus 0.35%

UK based company and most popular commercial plant-based food in UK as very reasonably priced. Can cause digestive upsets and flatulence in dogs with an intolerance to corn and soya. The wheat free Benevo does NOT have the addition of taurine and l-carnitine for heart health; and all the Benevo products do not have additional Vit D3 or methionine for urinary tract health. We therefore advise complementing the feeding of Benevo with a homecooked diet made with the addition of a supplement, and carefully balanced by us for your dog.

 

Hownd superfood heart quinoa and pumpkin casseroleHearty Quinoa and Pumpkin Casserole

Composition:

Pumpkin (15%), Quinoa (4%), Lentils, Oat Flakes, Pea Protein, Hemp Protein (2.5%), Sunflower Oil, Lupins, Brewer’s Yeast (1%), Moringa (1%), Blueberries, Beetroot, Minerals, Seaweed, Dried Potato.

Analytical Constituents:
Crude Protein 6.2% Crude Fat 3.3% Omega 3 0.24% Crude Fibres 2% Moisture 75%

Hownd’s tinned 100% plant-based food started being sold in February 2021 and took 2 years to develop. It has the addition of l-Carnitine and Taurine that is lacking in Lily’s Kitchen Rainbow Stew, and we are very happy with the superfood ingredients that have been included in the food. We are always happy to support British businesses not associated with the large pet food manufacturers, so we do recommend. These tins are expensive and the most cost effective is for you to homecook using a supplement.

 

lily's kitchen dog stewLily’s Kitchen Rainbow Stew

Composition:

Potatoes (10%), Courgettes (6%), Carrots (6%) Millet (6%), Lupin (4%), Lentils (3%), Peas (3%), Pea Protein (3%), Sunflower Seeds (2%), Sunflower Oil (2%), Minerals, Yeast, Chia Seeds (0.3%), Algae, Parsley (0.2%), Basil (0.2%).
Herbs & botanicals: Golden Rod, Nettles, Aniseed, Rosehips, Marigold Petals, Cleavers, Kelp, Alfalfa, Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Celery Seeds.

Analytical Constituents:
Crude Protein 6% Crude Fat 4.2% Crude Ash 2.1% Crude Fibres 1.8% Moisture 74%

Lily’s Kitchen Rainbow Stew arrived on the market in autumn 2020 to keep up with the demand for a UK plant-based and nutritious product and we applaud this big company for moving with the times. It does not contain taurine and l-carnitine for heart health, or added methionine for urinary tract health, so it cannot be fed exclusively, but is ideal for meat-free Mondays or in addition to feeding a dry food that contains all these additional requirements such as found in Solo-Vegetal dry food. It can work out expensive, so always best to consider homecooking with a supplement to provide your dog with everything that is needed.

 

All-In-Veluxe VegDog Supplement

VEGDOG All-In-Veluxe Powder Supplement to make homemade balanced recipesALL-IN VELUXE VegDog mineral powder contains all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids that are essential for dogs fed a purely plant-based diet. This ensures that when you choose to homecook, all the food is kept fully balanced with all the important Vitamins B and D as well as Calcium, Zinc and the required amino acids that may be lacking in a plant-based diet.

Composition:
Calcium carbonate, autolysed yeast, monocalcium phosphate, sodium chloride

 

Yarrah organic wheat freeYarrah Organic Wheat-Free

Composition:

Yellow corn*, peas*, soy beans*, sunflower seed husks*, coconut oil*, minerals, brewers yeast, white lupine*, baobab*, and dried seaweed*.
* = organic

Analytical Constituents:
Crude Protein 21% Crude Fat 14% Crude Ash 8% Crude Fibre 7% Moisture 42%

Yarrah Organic wheat-free dry food is readily available in the UK and contains nourishing ingredients and is very popular although it is not ideal for dogs that are allergic to corn or soya as these are its main ingredients. It does contain taurine and l-carnitine for heart health, but its Vit D source is from sheep wool fat rather than from the pure plant-based source in the other foods we recommend. All the Yarrah products DO NOT have additional methionine for urinary tract health. We therefore advise complementing the feeding of Yarrah dry with a homecooked diet made with the addition of the Vegdog supplement, and carefully balanced by our vet nutritionists for your dog.

 

ami vegan dog foodAmi Vegan Dog Food

Composition:
Corn, Corn Gluten, Corn Oil, Rice Protein, Whole Peas, Beet Pulp, Linseed, Bicalcium Phosphate, Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein, Potato Protein, Brewer’s Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Rapeseed Oil.
Analytical Constituents:
Moisture 8,00%, Crude protein 24,50%, Crude oils and fats 12,00%, Crude fibres 2,80%, Crude ash 6,00%

Ami is another very popular brand as reasonably priced. It comes from Italy and its protein source is corn and rice so not good for dogs with an intolerance to corn. It does not contain taurine for heart health, added plant-based Vit D3, or added methionine for urinary tract health, so it cannot be fed exclusively. We therefore advise complementing the feeding of Ami with a homecooked diet made with the addition of a supplement, and carefully balanced by us for your dog.

 

V-Dog Crunchy Nuggetsv-dog crunchy nuggets

Composition:
Wheat, Corn, Soya, Wheatfeed, Corn Gluten Meal, Sugar Beet Pulp, Sunflower Oil, Rice, Pasta, Yeast, Minerals, Linseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Organic Rosemary, Organic Parsley, Yucca Extracts.
Analytical Constituents:
Crude Protein 20.0%, Fat Content 8.0%, Crude Fibre 4.0%, Inorganic Matter 8.0%, Calcium 1.0%, Phosphorus 0.8%

V-Complete are a popular company based in the UK and reasonably priced as no superfood ingredients. Our concern with their product, is that the Vit D3 source is from the artificial Calcitriol Glycoside. When it is added to animal feed, the workers at the plant have to wear facemasks as it is such a toxic product. This does concern us that it is used in V-Complete instead of the more natural plant-based Vit D3 products as found in the other plant-based products below. It also does not have the addition of methionine for urinary tract health.

 

Solo Vegetalsolo vegetal

Composition:
Micronised rice, potato and pea protein, white oats and hulled oats, einkorn wheat, buckwheat, spelt, vegetable oils and fats (including evening primrose oil and borage oil), potato flakes, dried beet pulp and chicory, isolated vegetable protein, hydrolysed vegetable proteins, wheatgerm, micronised dried carob flour, dry brewer’s yeast, minerals, flaxseed, dried carrots, tomatoes, apples, spinach and medicinal herbs, fructo-oligosaccharides, yeast hydrolysates.
Analytical Constituents:
Crude Protein 24.0%, Fat Content 11.25%, Crude Fibre 3.7%, Ash 5.2%

Only plant-based food sold by vet practices in the UK as marketed for dogs with protein allergies – it contains premium ingredients and is very palatable with round biscuits. It contains the required amount of taurine and l-carnitine for heart health, Vit D3 from natural plant-based sources; and the addition of methionine for urinary tract health, so can be fed exclusively to your dog without the addition of a homemade supplemented diet. THE MOST EXPENSIVE BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

 

Greta from Vegan4dogsGreta dry complete vegan dog food

Composition:
Rice (from certified organic cultivation 24%), Potatoes (23%), Pea Protein (9,5%), Canola Oil, Potato Protein, Lentils, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Carrots, Brewer’s Yeast, Banana Meal, Beetroot, Monocalcium Phosphate, Seaweed Calcium, Cranberries, Sea Salt, Marjoram, Savory, Tomato Powder, Lovage, Seaweed Meal, Horse Chestnut, Papaya Leaves, Fructooligosaccharides, Schizochytrium Limacinum (rich in Omega 3)
(* from certified organic cultivation: DE-ÖKO-006)
Analytical Constituents:
Crude protein 24.1%, crude fat 9.5%, crude fibre 2.8%, crude ash 5.1%, moisture 8.7%, 0.8% calcium, phosphorus 0.52%, Ca: P 1.5: 1 (calcium / phosphorus ratio), purine content 40mg / 100g

100% plant-based german company Vegan4Dogs and very palatable dog food with NO wheat, corn, soya, preservatives and Vit D3 derived from pure plant sources, plus the addition of methionine for urinary tract health. 2 sizes of biscuits with mini sized biscuits for small dogs. It is so highly recommended by us that we keep a very small stock if you need some in a hurry, but we have to add import duty, so it is cheaper to buy directly from Vegan4Dogs.

 

Green Crunch from Vegdoggreen crunch plant-based dog food

Composition:
28% lentils, 27.9% peas, 15.10% hydrolysed sweet potato, pea protein, sunflower oil, carob, minerals, rape seed oil, carrot, yeast extract, calcium carbonate, yeast, monocalcium phosphate, 0.1% blueberries, pumpkin, 0.1% seaweed
Analytical Constituents:
Crude protein 24.1%, crude fat 9.5%, crude fibre 2.8%, crude ash 5.1%, moisture 8.7%, 0.8% calcium, phosphorus 0.52%, Ca: P 1.5: 1 (calcium / phosphorus ratio), purine content 40mg / 100g

100% plant-based company in Germany with NO wheat, corn, soya, preservatives and Vit D3 derived from pure plant sources, and the addition of methionine for urinary tract health. Very palatable small flat biscuits so suitable for most dogs and can be fed exclusively. Since Brexit, it has become expensive but still highly recommended as it is such a high quality food.

 

veggie dog Green Petfood Veggie Dog Grainfree Pea and Potato

Composition:
Dried potato 41.0 %; pea flour, 14.0 %; potato protein; sunflower oil; partially hydrolysed yeast; minerals; beet fibre; apple fibre 3.0 %; hydrolysed vegetable protein; grounded chicory root (natural source of inulin); herbs, fruits 0.1 %; dried algae 0.05 %.
Analytical constituents::
Crude Protein 20.0%, Fat Content 12.0%, Crude Fibre 2.5%, Ash 6.8%, Calcium 0.85%, Phosphorus 0.65%

Veggiedog contains very good ingredients as it is corn, soya and wheat free. It is vegetarian as the Vit D3 source is from sheep wool fat of sheared sheep and the company is not 100% plant-based, but there is no addition of taurine for heart health, or methionine for urinary tract health, so cannot be fed exclusively. If fed, your dog would need to be supplemented with a homecooked diet using supplement for the additional requirements.

 

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